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Kenny BurrellOut Of This World ... LP LP format
Prestige, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A great little album by Burrell – one that has Ray Barretto on most cuts, giving the album a similar Latiny feel to his classic Midnight Blue album on Blue Note. The best part, though, is Coleman Hawkins, who plays tenor on 4 of the album's 7 tracks – 2 of which are bossa-tinged ditties, which sound like they're lifted right off of Ike Quebec's Soul Samba album. Rhythm is by Tommy Flanagan, Major Jolley, and Eddie Locke – and titles include "Tres Talbras", "Montono Blues", "Guilty", "No More", and "It's Getting Dark". Also issued as the album Bluesy Burrell. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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Theo CrokerAfro Physicist ... CD CD format
Okeh, 2014. Used ... Just Sold Out!
There's a really fresh vibe to this record from trumpeter Theo Croker – a sensibility that recalls older jazz and funk traditions, but which also reaches for something new as well – at a level that really lives up to the experimental promise of the title! The rhythms are deep, but the instrumental lines are often quite free – never outside, but soaring and searching as they're driven on by a mix of acoustic percussion and electric bass – plus sweet Hammond and Fender Rhodes as well! Croker's conception is not unlike the best Blue Note work of late – particularly material from the Robert Glasper side of the universe – and the set features guest work that includes Dee Dee Bridgewater on vocals, Stefon Harris on vibes, and Roy Hargrove on trumpet. Titles include "Save Your Love For Me", "Alapa", "Realize", "It's Not You It's Me", "Bo Masekela", "I Can't Help It", "Roy Allan", and "The Fundamentals". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)
Also available Afro Physicist ... CD 13.99

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New Miles DavisSomeday My Prince Will Come ... LP LP format
Columbia, 1961. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
The tenor sax here makes the album a standout – as John Coltrane still works with Miles Davis on 2 tracks for the record, but Blue Note stalwart Hank Mobley joins in on the rest! The approach is similar to that of the classic Coltrane/Davis years – and in a way, the record's kind of a swan song to that period – one of the last studio session that Miles would cut in such an unabashedly sweet and lyrical way. And while Mobley's always better known for his harder-blown notes at Blue Note, he sounds totally great here next to Davis – really keeping up the gentle spirit and spaciousness of the record, and working with a gentleness that surpasses even his work on the legendary Soul Station album. Rhythm is by the trio of Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb – and titles include Miles' classic version of "Someday My Prince Will Come", plus "Old Folks", "Teo", "Drad-Dog", and "Pfrancing". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye mono pressing. Cover is lightly stained and wrinkled on the open half, with a split bottom seam, and some splitting on the top seam.)
Also available Someday My Prince Will Come (180 gram vinyl – mono edition) ... LP 24.99

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New Kenny DorhamShowboat ... LP LP format
Time, 1960. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Not the Broadway record that you might guess from the title, but a great showboat for the hipper talents of trumpeter Kenny Dorham! The album is made up of tunes from the famous show, but the presentation here is quite strongly hardbop – blown by Kenny with the same mix of sweet and modern you might hear on his Blue Note records, but a bit looser too – almost with the rougher edges of a Prestige date. Other players include Jimmy Heath on tenor, Kenny Drew on piano, Jimmy Garrison on piano, and Art Taylor on drums – one hell of a great group – and although the titles are familiar – "Can't Help Lovin Dat Man", "Ol Man River", "Why Do I Love You", and "Nobody Else But Me" – they're recast by Kenny as thoughtful little showpieces, rich with imagination, and played as if they were his own compositions. LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi – without gatefold cover, but with some very nice vinyl!)

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5 Saxophones5 Saxophones (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD CD format
Columbia (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A really wonderful group – and way more than just another sax section album! Instead, think of this one more as a combo that has some key sax players stepping out for solos – as the record has a vibe that's almost more like a Prestige or Blue Note record of the day, with incredibly soulful work from Akira Miyazawa and Konosuke Saijoon tenor, Hiroshi Okazaki on baritone, and Shigeo Suzuki and Akitoshi Igarashi on alto – all working in a group led by pianist Nobuo Maeda! The arrangements are great – very inventive, and with lots of room for the individual saxophone voices – and titles include great versions of "Dead Heat", "Night In Phrygia", "Oleo", "Take Five", and "On Green Dolphin Street". CD

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Ryan KisorLive At Smalls ... CD CD format
Smalls Live, 2008. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Trumpeter Ryan Kisor's got a great partner in the frontline here – alto player Sherman Irby, whose angular tones really give the record an edge! As we love in Irby's own sessions, there's a mix here of soulful and modern that's really wonderful – kind of an open flow on the horns, but this off-kilter edge, too – as if Kisor and Irby are carefully choosing never to get too sweet in their choice of notes, and doing a good job of avoiding cliches in the process. Other players include Peter Zak on piano, Carlos Henriquez on bass, and Ali Jackson on drums – and tracks are quite long and open – a really great setting for a group like this! Titles include "Con Alma", "Enigma", "Blues For Worm", and "Cool & Hot". CD
Also available Live At Smalls ... CD 6.99

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New Idris MuhammadHouse Of The Rising Sun ... LP LP format
Kudu, 1975. Good ... Just Sold Out!
Idris Muhammad's working here in a style that's very different than his heavy-footed funky work on Prestige and Blue Note – and while it's easy to criticize him for not keeping the same old breakbeat funk style, it's also important to give him a lot of credit for pushing his vision way past the simple stock style of the earlier days! The record's a very nice set of complicated jazzy grooves – some a bit cheesy, but many very nice, and with the kind of sophisticated funk arrangements that were on the best Kudu records. No surprise that Dave Matthews is putting together most of the cuts, save for one excellent groove that's arranged by Tom Harrell. Players include Fred Wesley, Ronnie Cuber, Eric Gale, and Wilbur Bascomb – and titles include "Baia", "Sudan", "Hey Pocky A Way", "Theme For New York City", which is based on the same Chopin haunting tune as Serge Gainsbourg's "Jane B"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has heavy edge wear, creases, and an unglued bottom seam.)

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Wayne ShorterIntroducing Wayne Shorter ... LP LP format
Vee Jay, 1959. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
The birth of a genius! From the vantage point of the 21st century,Wayne Shorter hardly needs any introduction – but when he recorded this debut album in the late 50s, Shorter was just the new kid on the block – making a few important waves as the tenor star in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. The album wisely works off that fame, and pairs Shorter with co-Messenger Lee Morgan – in front line on the trumpet – but it's also got a slightly different groove too, thanks to a rhythm team that includes Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums. The Kelly trio approach makes for a nice change from the Blakey mode – and Shorter more than follows suit by blowing some wonderfully well-crafted solos, and working in a more introspective soul mode – really pointing the way towards his later genius as a leader on Blue Note. Shorter also emerges as a heck of a great writer too – contributing 5 great original tracks to the set, titles that include "Blues A La Carte", "Harry's Last Stand", "Black Diamond", "Pug Nose", and "Down in The Depths". LP, Vinyl record album
(Excellent Japanese pressing – with insert.)

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New Duane EubanksThings Of That Particular Nature ... CD CD format
Sunnyside, 2015. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A damn great album from trumpeter Duane Eubanks – soaring, soulful, and tremendously powerful right from the very first note! The album's got Eubanks working with an excellent lineup that includes Abraham Burton on tenor, Marc Cary on piano and Fender Rhodes, Steve Nelson on vibes, Dezron Douglas on bass, and Eric McPherson on drums – all really top-shelf players who come together beautifully on a set of all original material by Eubanks – compositions that are often nicely compact, but which really show an expansive vision from both the leader and other soloists. There's a real sense of the classic going on here – not rehashed classic jazz, but new material that will soon deserve it's own standing alongside a larger legacy. Titles include "Aborted Dreams", "As Is", "Beer & Water", "Purple Blue & Red", "Rosey", "Holding Hands", and "Slew Footed". CD